Bet on hockey enthusiasts were impressed with the start of the Montreal Canadiens who are becoming one of the most respected teams in the hockey wagering community. The problem, of course, with that is Montreal’s value against the hockey odds will go down as more people bet on hockey with Montreal.
The Habs started the season 9-3-0-2 straight up while going 6-8 against the bet on hockey lines. Alex Tanguay had the hot hand for Montreal at the beginning of the bet on hockey campaign as he had seven goals and sixteen points to lead the team in scoring.
Andrei Markov was another important factor in Montreal’s hot start as he led the Canadiens with thirteen assists. Carey Price led the Habs between the pipes and had a 2.68 goals against average and save percentage of .914 to start the bet on hockey campaign.
Montreal went under the bet on hockey total in eight out of fourteen games but went over the bet on hockey total in six out of eight road games to start the season. Montreal started the bet on hockey season ranked 5th on offense and 12th on defense.
The Habs were 17th on the power play rankings while standing 12th in the bet on hockey penalty killing charts to start the season. The Carolina Hurricanes began the hockey wagering season with a record of 8-6-1-1 straight up and 8-8 against the hockey odds.
Carolina went an even 8-8 against the bet on hockey totals with four overs in seven home games against the bet on hockey over/under totals. Veteran Ray Whitney was a pleasant surprise for Carolina at the start of the bet on hockey campaign as he led the Hurricanes with thirteen points.
Tuomo Ruutu led Carolina in goals with five and Whitney led in assists to start the bet on hockey season with nine. Cam Ward and Michael Leighton shared goaltending duties with near identical results to start the bet on hockey season.
Carolina ranked 19th on offense, 17th on defense, 25th on the power play and 11th on penalty kills to start the bet on hockey season.
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